Hideo Kojima has mocked Konami for introducing zombies into the Metal Gear franchise he created, seemingly forgetting the zombies he himself penned in earlier titles.
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has responded to former paymaster Konami's announcement of a zombie-themed entry in the franchise with surprise, claiming that the game's premise was not his idea.
Following the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Konami's decision to shift its primary focus away from video games and onto pachinko machines for the Japanese market, Hideo Kojima left the company - despite its claims otherwise - to form Kojima Productions.
In doing so, however, he left the rights to Metal Gear, the franchise he launched with Konami back in 1987 with the release of a top-down stealth-action game for the MSX2, with his former employer.
Now, Konami has confirmed that it plans to continue the Metal Gear franchise even without Kojima, releasing details of Metal Gear Survive.
A four-player cooperative game, an unusual mix for a Metal Gear title, the biggest surprise of all was the inclusion of everyone's favourite overdone gaming and film trope: zombies.